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Just Cause 2


$60.00 Released March, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Fun game dynamics, using a grappling hook and parachute. Great graphics. Massive map.

The Cons:Light on story and motivation. Cheesy voice acting. Cannot purchase more than one thing from the black market at one time.

Just Cause 2 is sandbox style action adventure by Avalanche Studios to be released in 2010 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. This is a sequel to the 2006 game Just Cause with similar open world gameplay in which the player can roam the world without focusing on the storyline.

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You play once again as Rico Rodriguez on a mission to overthrow his former boss Tom Sheldon on a fictional South Pacific island, Panau. This follow up features improved AI which has enemies able to use the environment to their advantage and a hybrid aiming system allowing the player to quickly aim at enemies while still giving the player the ability to have full control over the crosshairs for precision manual aiming, which is rewarded.  The adaptive difficulty system will gradually increase the games challenge as the player progesses.

There are several new weapons such as a Rocket Launcher with laser-controlled rockets, a one-handed grenade launcher, a remote triggered C4, and a detachable mounted minigun. There are also new vehicles, a larger impact from ground surfaces on driving control and a real-time deform system and moving parts that can come loose from vehicles. Since Rico does not have official support from the agency in this game, the player has to acquire new weapons in the field on their own accord, with a black market to purchase new weapons.  Also, all weapons and vehicles can be upgraded at the black market.

Game Features

  • Sandbox style action adventure
  • Sequeal to Just Cause
  • Adaptive difficulty system
  • New weapons
  • New vehicles
  • Ground surface impact on driving
  • Real-time deform system for vehicles
  • Blackmarket weapon purchase
  • Blackmarket weapon/vehicle upgrades

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Pros
  • 6

    fun game dynamics, using a grappling hook and parachute

  • 6

    great graphics

  • 6

    massive map

  • 5

    sandbox world

  • 5

    allows you to play in your own style

  • 4

    better ground surface impact and real-time deform system for vehicles

  • 4

    more weapons and vehicles

  • 4

    great interactivity with objects/environments in the world

  • 4

    loads quickly and still looks good on older hardware

  • 3

    upgradeable weapons and vehicles

  • 2

    available for PS3, XBOX 360 and PC

  • 2

    fun vehicles include fast airplanes and helicopters

  • 2

    huge map with a variety of terrain

  • 2

    long

  • 1

    better enemy AI

  • 1

    60 distinct missions, additional side missions

  • 1

    core missions are spaced out by mandatory sandbox play

  • 1

    allows you to continue playing after the main story ends

  • 1

    great for completionists

  • -1

    hilarious voice acting

Cons
  • 4

    light on story and motivation

  • 2

    cheesy voice acting

  • 2

    cannot purchase more than one thing from the black market at one time

  • 1

    not compatible with Windows XP (only Vista and Seven)

  • 0

    has been delayed for years

  • 0

    ridiculous ending

  • 0

    somewhat misleading % complete meter - ends at ~28%

  • -3

    over the top - not at all realistic

  • -3

    limited environments (all takes place in one locale)

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Yale
Yale: #just_cause_2 This looks like what Far Cry 2 should have been. Can't wait. Jun 11, 09
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